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team fixed the worst bugs at healthcare.gov. with the long thanksgiving weekend over, americans who couldn't enroll will take another try. is the system strong enough to handle the big load, that big rush going forward? >> have they made some progress? yes, they brought in some private sector folks to try to get the functionality up. it still doesn't function right. as a matter of fact, their own cio said that he believed if they had the ability to get up to 80% functionality, that would be a good day for them. >> i think it is good enough progress. clearly just like google and facebook all the interset sites are constantly tweaking their sites, constantly improving them, this has aways to go. it is working certainly reasonably well. jenna: peter doocy, live in washington, following the website launch from the beginning. what is the difference when you look at healthcare.gov today compared to what it looked like when it launched? >> there is brand new home screen today, jenna. the administration says its pages loved in under one second, which is eight times faster than on launch day
, sub standard healthcare policies to driving a ford focus. said they both get the job done. explain this metaphor. that?o you mean by >> well, what i was saying was i low-priced car when i was at the white house. that's all i needed. it served me very well. and if you deemed that car to be substandard, you'd be verynating a lot of qualified vehicles from the road. now, the question is when you talk about healthcare, which want to disqualify? so when the president said that he wanted to make sure that we substandard healthcare plans, in fact, what he was doing was probably going in the wrong direction. mostlans that are effective for the economy are those that insure catastrophic , ensure the kinds of things that people can't cover and need insurance for. be bare boness to plans. but they're very efficient. they tend to keep the cost of becausere down individuals then bear the cost of their own healthcare. go and have a plan that has lots and lots of frills and overs everything, people use that. one statistic -- i know you're out of time. statistic. if you look at switzerland and com
are going to just fix it. >> the healthcare program has critical tests to enroll hundreds of thousands of people by december 3rdrd. the deadline for folks to begin on january 1st. >> elizabeth prann live for us this morning. thank you. >>> that brings us to our look who is talking this morning. mayor rudy giuliani appearing on our show. the healthcare.gov fixes won't work because it was backwards. >> we have to start the whole thing over. one expert tells me they built it wrong in the first place from the top down rather than the bottom up. to go fix the bottom, and this is the reason why you have that one-third figure of people who are not going to get the healthcare they thought they were going to get even though they signed up. >> the former mayor also at its foundation obamacare is really about the redistribution of wealth. >> the fundamental distortion here, sean, is this was soemd as we are going to do this through the private insurance companies. in fact this is socialized medicine. the private insurance companies are being mandated as to what must be covered by the government.
's healthcare law, according to "the wall street journal," which cites a report from a company that compares health insurance plans. this report shows the average deductible for individuals under obamacare's lower priced bronze plan is more than $5,000 a year and also claims the average deductible for individual plans before much of the law went into effect was just about 3-1/2 thousand dollars. the deadline to apply for own kaz is two weeks away. we're learning a new feature that just went live at healthcare.gov. >> for the first time without an account or password you can see your deductible and all out of pocket costs on a screen that shows your premium, but just because the numbers are easy to fine doesn't mean they're easy on the bank account because the average deductible that pops up is 42% higher than it used to be. that's what the study fund looking at 34 states on the marketplace. now some tech experts are saying this window shopping feature doesn't help healthcare.gov run any better. >> doesn't change the overall flow of the web site itself. they're trying to put together and piec
were arrested statewide. >>> the man in charge of fixing the healthcare.gov website says his team did their job and now they have met their goal. the website is have reach 50,000 people simultaneously. >> the bottom line healthcare.gov on december 1st is night and day from where it was on october 1st. >> now the next major test of healthcare.gov is probably going to come during the next couple of weeks. a serge in enrollment is expected near the december 23rd deadline to get coverage for the new year. >> president obama will mark the 25th anniversary of world aids day with a seat at the white house this morning. the president released a problem claymation in honor of world aid day which was yesterday. the president said because of advances in treatment, and aids free generation is within our reach. president is scheduled to speak at 10:20 this morning. >>> dozens of people came together yesterday at the aids memorial grove in san francisco to remember loved ones lost. the event marked the 25th anniversary of world aids day. phil wilson the founder of the black aids institute was hono
-fly list. >>> the obama administration said they fixed the majority of problems trying to use healthcare.gov. the white house said technical fixes and upgrades have been made to the site and although it is still not error frees it works 90 percent of the time. >> we believe it will function effectively for the majority of users. >> that is a major improvement over october when the site was operating 43% of the time and frequently crashed. officials say 375,000 visitors went to the site today, that is double the normal traffic for a monday morning. covered california launched a online insurance exchange for small businesses. employers with no more than 50 workers are eligible for the program. by signing up some small businesses could qualify for tax credits. officials say the market place offers employees and employers more options. >>> president obama pledged to continue the fight against aids here in this country and around the globe. he spoke at the white house of the advances the u.s. has made. >> today i am proud to announce we reached our goal, we exceeded our treatment target. help
of republicans who will talk about it. there talking about the problems with healthcare.gov and they are also talking about the way the rubber meets the road. the prices that they are paying for premiums that are out there and the deductibles are going up as well. this is another talking point for them. they have criticized the health care law. we will have several members on capitol hill and this is one of the questions they will have to answer. rollout, theo the website is operating better. they will make this point over and over. >> lawmakers actually have a deadline of their own to sign up for the affordable care act. how is that going? >> there is actually a different website. technically, they are members of a small business. that is the congress of the united states. they are operating off of the d.c. exchange. the deadline is december 23. december 9 is the deadline for members of congress understaffed to sign up for individual plans. they want to be forced to eat their own cooking. many are signing up. many are finding that they are having problems. they're also getting sticker shock
as they are with the healthcare.gov rollout, they know the system is broken and also start being to hear the cost of health care is coming down. there's going to be a difference in terms of how the -- is it going down or going up? that's how americans will perceive it. but they know that these bumps were our fault and we've got to implement it and they'll come to their own conclusion whether this was better or worse than what they had. they can see through the boehner kind of argument that nothing is better than something. >> congressman, everybody believes obama care will be a center piece argument within the 2014 election. sort of a moving target. we don't know what it will signature fi because it's improving in some ways and arguments against it keep changing. if one of your colleagues, if a house dem came to you and said, what should i do here? should i run on obama care or kind of hide and move away from it, what would your advice? >> we own it but we have to be all in on improving it. i have a contrarian view, the american people know the health care debate is over, that we've got to make this work. the r
. >> pam: after major overhaul, healthcare dot gov is back up. according to the obama administration. the website is better than ever and the affordable care act is working. as shannon travis reports, the president is trying to spread the word. >> reporter: criticism from republicans on obamacare and chronic problems to the website, president obama is set to go on offense.: president obama will spend the next three weeks making sure you know about the benefits of the affordable care act, and making sure americans know the website is up and running. >>"this law is working, and will work in the future. people want the stability of health insurance and we're gonna work on fixing whatever problems come up. >> reporter:saturday was the deadline for fixing healthcare-dot-gov. after its disastrous roll-out in october. among those fixes: a waiting room for high- traffic periods, where users have the option to be emailed to return when traffic has eased. some >> reporter:healthcare-dot- gov says more than a million people visited the website monday, with no major problems. >>"we won't be sati
of the series is going to be released next summer. >>> and some troubleshooters for the federal healthcare website say it can now handle 50,000 users at the same time. the department of health and human services says system failures have fallen significantly and response times for web pages are less than a second. these are become critical issues for democrats. public perception of the website could be a factor in next year's midterms elections. >>> the big board on this monday, stocks are down following some weak black friday sales on friday. but right now, down about 44 points. and holding steady >>> not even the 12 days of christmas are immune to inflation. buying all the gifts mentioned in the classic christmas carol would cost you more than $27,000 this year up almost 8% from last year. if you buy all 364 items repeated throughout the 12 days of christmas, usual going to pay almost $115,000. the most expensive gift, the 7 swans a-swimming, which will cost you about $1,000 each. >> what about the five gol rings? >> forget the birds. give me the gold any day. >>> we are going to get r
to oppose the clinic on el camino real and redwood city. many say it will provide healthcare services to women on the peninsula. the clinic was reportedly opening today but planned parenthood has not confirmed that. >>> early numbers are in, and it looks like cyber monday is a big hit. according to figures released a short time ago, online shopping was up 21% compared to the same time last year. of that online traffic, a third of it was from people using smartphones tablets. the national retail federation said eight in ten are offering special cyber monday deals. >> take advantage of deal sites as well as online databases that help collect all the information in one place. it really takes hard work out of it for you. >> analysts say cyber monday sales could reach $2 billion this year, compared to $1.5 billion in sales last year. but shopping from a computer doesn't mean you're safe from identity thieves. experts recommend checking for the ssl padlock icon you may have seen when shopping and using a credit card than debit card to protect yourself. cyber monday means it's fedex ease b
? is that a question we're leading with today. jon: let's hope not. >> hi, everybody. i'm jenna lee. healthcare.gov has a new look if you check it out online. it lets shoppers see insurance plans before they buy and whether they qualify for tax subsidies to lower costs. there are so-called back end problems the way customers get information to insurance companies may mean some people who think they are signing up won't actually be covered. earlier this morning on "fox & friends" former vice president dick cheney said the long list of issues with the law is evidence that the government should stay out of personal health care. take a listen. >> the idea that the government that can't bring us a website that will function effectively is now also going to deliver a better health care system, i just find ridiculous. if you can't design and run a website, what the heck are you doing messing with the health care system of the united states? jenna: peter doocy is live in washington with more on this story and has been looking at the website since it launched, peter. what can customers do today and see today th
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the healthcare.gov website is fixed, or is it? and the president is playing up the front end of the website. that's the front end, but the back end providing information for insurers far from ready for prime time. this from the wall street journal today. this weekend miracle defies other evidence such as the recent admission by an hhs official that 30 to 40% of the exchanges are still unfinished. that's the back end, not done yet. bottom line, you might be able to log on more easily, but pricing and paying for a plan, not running well. and who knows where your information is going? all of this talk of the website being fully operational could be the president's mission accomplished moment. maybe he'll try that. the markets keep hitting records and here comes the bubble talk. nobel prize winner is the latest to talk about a correction. who could that be? now, did you catch this from saturday's espn's popular college game day football tv show? a kid holds up this sign saying "hi, mom, send bitcoin" the sign includes an image that referenced the code of his on-line bitcoin account. it went viral. th
house has high hopes for the soft relaunch of healthcare.gov and hope to help the president's standing. many say obama care is prized for surviving. others may be so vested in the aca success they won't let the law fail. that's one reason why francis wilkinson says obama is wounded but obama care is unstoppable. nice to have you back at the table. >> good to see you. >> part of what you talk about here is something that was politically unpopular for a lot of progressives but you argue baked into this law and these restriction as and these rules is a complete coordination and integration of health care insurance market. that means there's a lot of money riding on this thing working. >> there is a lot of money riding on it. i think the way to look at this and way i like at it, we had inertia health care for a long time. we had something moving along at the certain pace and distance and direction and could not be stopped. obama care was a big, big jolt to that. now we're beginning to have the transition where this massive liner in the middle of the ocean is turning around and beginning to
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could take weeks or even months. now that healthcare dot gov can handle the traffic, president obama is launching a public information -- and relations -- blitz to promote participation in the health insurance exchanges. the president held an event at the white house yesterday in an effort to shift national focus towards the benefits of the new law and away from the rocky rollout of the site. republicans continue a campaign against the affordable care act. house speaker boehner calling it a government-centered health care delivery system that is fundamentally flawed. the student loan industry will soon be closely watched by the consumer financial protection bureau. the watchdog agency will now have supervisory authority over non-bank companies.the agency already oversees student loans issued by banks but most student loans are serviced by companies.. the agency will ensure that loan servicers are complying with the laws. student loan debt in the u-s tops $1.2 trillion and as many as 7 million borrowers are in default. bp may catch a break from a federal appeals court. a ruling this
here is to make sure that americans have access to affordable health insurance. the healthcare.gov website is an important part of that. we work everyday to make the permits necessary. >> compared to the private sector, the reports over the weekend support that the private sector velocity and effectiveness now. thatou reasonably expect working under that effectiveness, according to the worktration, with 24/7 with outside consultants, that you can keep that same level of effectiveness, as you call it over the next month i'm a and years, and is it -- as it is really the government doing it? it was not working before, you now say this working with private sector velocity. any reasonably keep up that face? >> i was a couple of things about that. the answer is yes, we can in the workahead continue to around the clock as we have in recent days and weeks to make the necessary permits. what is absolutely the case is that the private sector does some things very well, and better than the government can't. . running effective websites may be one of them. what the portable care act one si
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. the glitch pertaining to electric files sent from healthcare.gov to insurance companies. they're called 834 forms. companies use them to bill consumers. about 1 in 10 of those forms are showing errors such as misspellings. in turn, the companies can't complete the transaction if any of these flaggings are raised. the white house says it's still a work in progress for the contractors. >> they're making sure that everyone who enrolled is -- is enrolled, in fact, and addressing the challenges that were particularly keen in the beginning of this process, on the back end, the forms. >> reporter: in light of the administration's flip-flop on allowing folks to keep their old health coverage. the house has sent legislation to delay the individual mandate, allowing customer, to keep their old health plans. one of many proposals which haven't moved in the senate. >> if the president won't scrap this law, isn't it time for him to delay it for all americans before it does further harm? >> reporter: federal officials are now urging people to stop using paper applications in fear they won't be processed
new highs. connell: the obama administration say it met its goal of a healthcare.gov work for the majority of users, but the problem is some of these insurance companies and states are looking for alternatives. dagen: it seems to work on the front end but not on the back end like getting your information to the insurance company will give you the insurance. more on this developing story. >> you got it. health insurance officials say that systems still have problems despite report from officials yesterday touting big improvements, hhs send the tech experts fixed 400 software bugs adding 12 huge servers to help handle the traffic last friday. with this is a website can handle 50,000 simultaneous users per hour were 800,000 users per day. they say the website is up and now more than 90% of the time compared 40% earlier in november. and all of this means the administration has met its goal of making the site work the vast majority of users. >> the bottom line, healthcare.gov on december 1 is night and day from where it was on now to be clear, they likely will be times even wit
americans. >> so hhs officials announced a surge of web traffic to healthcare.gov saying more than a million people visited the site on monday and former president bill clinton also spoke about the law yesterday saying its legacy will not be impacted as long as its flaws are fixed. >> if the computer problems are all fixed and it's up and running and healthy in the next several weeks, i this i that the damage will be minimal. when problem passed a bill to provide drug cover annual to senior citizens under the medicare program, it was more unpopular when it was passed and there were lots of problems in the beginning with the computers. >> so the effects would be a men mum? >> if it's fixed, that would be right. if it's worked through, i think in four or five months, people will be talking about it entirely differently and no one will want to repeal this law. they want it to work. >> you remember in 2004 when medicare part d passed, we had this same coverage and all because it was just so bad and they had the same problem, george bush had press conferences and they were -- oh, wait, that didn'
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" bugs playing healthcare.gov enrollment. if you listen to the obama administration, it's running fine, thank you very much. the paper reports if you signed up for a health care plan using the federal exchange there's a good chance you might not be actually enrolled. one third of the applications may contain errors that will prevent the applications from being processed. that's chaos. today the president begins a new push to highlight all that's good about obamacare. 2:30 eastern he speaks. time is money and headlines here they come. they're all tech related. and according to a new report we find out what the mystery google barges are for and that the barges will be retail locations to sell in market, google glass. three in total. travel up and down the east and west coast. on-line is king, cyber monday sales at amazon up 44% year over year, ebay up 32%. and big money on-line shopping. question, what happens to the malls now? apple makes a play on twitter, buying up a firm that analyzes tweets. how much? a cool $200 million. and ups says, it, too, is working on a drone delivery system.
was asked about people encountering problems at healthcare.gov. here is a look. >> getting back to the backend process you said you were confident that these issues would be worked out before january 1 but obviously you can't guarantee there might be some folks out there who might see potentially a gap in their coverage because they thought they were insured at their enrollment package did not get to the insurance company properly so can the administration guarantee people that if they get a hospital or medical help for thousands of dollars that should have been covered under obamacare is with this prudential gap in coverage that was an overtly cause because of computer problems that they won't have to pay that bill? >> first of all there is not an insurance policy called obama karen i think it's important to the viewers that they understand their purchasing private insurance. first of all. secondly the general contract of queue ssi has stood up a team of experts working closely already with insurers to make sure that every 834 form past and present is accurate in time for janua
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it right. they had a million go through yesterday healthcare.gov, that's a positive. i think those that need to pick better insurance, that's better for all of us. we need the right insurance and right care. i think what we're all missing here is when you're trying to move 20% of the economy, it is going to take time. they are going to be bumps in the road. i think in my opinion, the bigger picture is what's more important. that's getting 30 million uninsured. >> just to pivot and speak more broadly about the relationship between wall street and the president as it stands now, we've seen this go from a high point, more or less with his initial election in 2008 to a low point, whether it was the language he used or some of the relationships that went on to change when they saw policies that were in place. what is it like today. where do things stand with if it's even possible to describe it, wall street generally. >> i would tell you that the alignment between the white house and the business community is probably the most aligned. away from the rhetoric p
administration is praising the fixes to healthcare.gov there are still some americans who have no plans to sign up. 28% o poly te enr 17% of americans are uninsured. >>> immigration adctes the country are going witho on this the largest group of fasters has been camped out on the nationa mall for thpas serena mrom washington. >> reporter: it's been 22 days and their bodies have finally had enough. >> it's my prayer the commitment and the love of those fasters and their fellow human beings will change hearts and minds in our congress. >> reporter: ending their fast for immigration reform, but not before passing the fast off to a new group. >> we end one fast and begin another. we will draw attention to the importance of immigration reform. >> reporter: the fast which first began november 12th, now in the fourth week and capt country, including prest hopes to bring the house esenl ca vote on immigration reform where it hasled >> age ens how desperaon i >> epornew carries on their message, including freshman representative joe kennedy, iii, grandson to bobby kennedy. >> t
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